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"Burning Barrel is Natalli Amato’s most recent achievement in portraying Northern New York through extraordinarily honest poems that always arrive at a revelation. Her lyrical verse springs from a life lived by waters, and she captures nature’s uncompromising beauty with sharp yet nuanced imagery—in snowflakes like moths, in cicada chants, in moonlight on lakes and rivers. Like a burning barrel itself, these poems invite us with their warmth, intensity, and a certain element of danger on occasion."

-Donald J. McNutt, Editor, Blueline


Praise for On a Windless Night:

"These poems capture the nothing that is everything. Grab a cup of tea, escape to the back porch, read them as the sun sets. Learn that life is sweet."

-Charles Watts, Waking Up in a Beautiful Room

" in the sounds of summer, scents of the kitchen, the kind of details that surprisingly stick with us all from long ago."

-Marilyn McCabe, Being Many Seeds


A recent reading:

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2021 Pushcart Prize Nominations

"Describe a Life" was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize by Sheila-Na-Gig.

"Luncheon, Westport, Connecticut" was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize by 86 Logic.